Father Joe is an Ordained, Old Catholic Franciscan Priest and wedding officiant in Cliffside Park, NJ, Father Joe ia graduate of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York with a Master of Divinity Degree in Ministry and Pastoral Care. He is assigned to Saint Joseph Mission Church, bringing the Gospel to those in the margins and to people in need wherever they may be. The mission and Fr Joe work for social justice and help to spread God’s message of love and hope to all along with the sacraments of the Church. Father Joe assists with planning your special day with openness and authenticity. We recognize that God does not live in the "church" but is always present where there is love.
Whether you are looking for an officiant to help with your civil union, Interfaith, Catholic, rehearsal, or vow renewal ceremony, Father Joe has experienced it all, and is licensed in Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Not only does he work with you on customizing your vows and planning your special ceremony, but he also provides Pre-Cana counseling and can assist with Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation needs. Some of the traditions and sacraments he has worked with previously include:
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Gina Lagrande · Getting married on 06/19/2020
Couldn’t be happier!
I can’t express how happy and fortunate I feel to have found father Joseph. From the second we spoke on the phone, I was 100% certain I wanted him to be the one to marry us. He’s dedicated, supportive, efficient and will go out of his way to help you in any way possible.Sent on 11/24/2019
Father Joseph Ciccone's reply:Dear Gina and Brian I am so excited to be on this holy journey with both of you! Blessings and love for an amazing Thanksgiving and the year to come. We are having a couples Mass on Dec. 15, 2019 at 1pm at Saint Matthew Church at 2201 New York Ave., Union City - please come if you are able! Fr Joe
Samantha Jones · Married on 12/15/2019
Perfect officiant for a memorable ceremony
We chose Father Joseph Ciccone to officiate our wedding ceremony and we could not be more pleased with our decision. Father Joe was friendly, welcoming, and warm hearted. We felt like we had known him our whole lives after just the first meeting. He was able to accommodate everything we asked of him from phone sessions, to the rehearsal, to leading our dinner reception in prayer. He made us feel at ease during the ceremony and helped contribute to an amazing event. I could not count how many people came up to me at the wedding and told me how exceptional Father Joe was. I was getting calls from family and friends for weeks after the event and everyone raved about how much they loved Father Joe! I could not thank him enough for the great job he did and how he helped make our wedding day that much more amazing!Sent on 01/31/2020
Thank you so much!
Anthony and Samantha Parrella
Father Joseph Ciccone's reply:Dear Samantha & Anthony - thank you both so very much for these kind words but more so for your true kindness and grace. It was wonderful to be a part of your holy day. THANK YOU so very much, hope to see you at Mass - blessings and love, Fr Joe
Michelle · Married on 12/14/2019
Love Father Joe
Father Joe was our officiant for our ceremony and we can't say enough good things about him. We found him here on Wedding Wire and decided to reach out. I'm so glad we did. He is a nice, warm, friendly, and caring priest. I am so happy that we were able to get to know him and he is the one that was able to marry us. The ceremony was so touching and I still have my family and friends reaching out to say how much they really enjoyed the ceremony and listening to Father Joe. He kept to the traditional catholic ceremony and prayers that we wanted but made it more personable to us and kept the attention of our guests. The best part of all this too is that we have now found ourselves a priest that we can call anytime we want or need. Highly recommend him!Sent on 01/19/2020
Father Joseph Ciccone's reply:Michelle that is indeed the best part - I truly have added faith because of both of you, thank you so much for these kind words. It was an honor and pleasure to be a small part of your holy day. I hope to see you both at Mass soon. Love and blessings always - Fr Joe
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If you are looking for a priest to marry you off the premises of a traditional catholic church, Father Joseph Ciccone is the priest you want. He is very personable, calm, experienced and genuinely cares about each couple he is marrying. Meredith Manor endorses Father Ciccone as someone that not only officiates for your nuptials, but makes you glad that he was an integral part of your special day.